Boosters for All Vaccines Available Now
To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians who have been fully vaccinated with the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may now be eligible to receive a booster dose.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have authorized and recommended booster vaccine shots to provide continued protection.Moderna
: If you were vaccinated more than 6 months ago with the Moderna COVID-19 shot, boosters are now available for people 65 years or older or people 18 years or older who:
- live or work in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- have underlying medical conditions; or
- who work in high-risk settings like healthcare workers, teachers and childcare providers or food workers.
- live or work in a place where many people live together (for example, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, migrant farm housing, dormitories or other group living settings in colleges or universities).
The Moderna booster is a smaller dose than what is given in the first two shots. Be sure to let your provider know you want the booster.Johnson & Johnson
: It is recommended that anyone 18 or older who was vaccinated more than two months ago with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster dose.Pfizer
: Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) booster shots continue to be available to anyone at high risk for serious illness or exposure and who received their second dose at least six months ago.
To find a COVID-19 booster visit MySpot.nc.gov to search vaccine locations near you.